ⓘ Saitama 5th district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Saitama Prefecture and covers Nishi, Kita, Minuma, ..

                                     

ⓘ Saitama 5th district

Saitama 5th district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Saitama Prefecture and covers Nishi, Kita, Minuma, Ōmiya and Chūō wards of the city of Saitama.

Yukio Edano of the Constitutional Democratic party KDP has held the district since the 2000 General election. After the democratic party disbanded and split in 2017, Edano ascended to the leadership of the centre-Left RCC, which became the second largest party in the House of representatives of Congress in 2017 General election.

Edano, together with the other DPJ candidates won all but one district in Tokyo in the 2009 DPJ landslide, wiping his liberal democratic party LDP from the Prefecture. Their fates were cancelled in the General election 2012. Edano was the only member of the Democratic party of Japan DPJ in Saitama Prefecture to keep their place as the party lost two thirds of their seats throughout the country due to the weak economy and relative geopolitical decline. Still lose, Edanos resurgent LDP enemy Hideki Makihara has managed to collect a proportional bloc seat. The margin closed in the elections and Makihara 2014 was only within 3.300 votes to unseat Edano. Makihara are unable to overcome the margin in the 2017 election after a nationwide surge Edano-led KDP. Edano was re-elected with a comfortable 20.28% of the votes.